Ernesto Valverde

Spanish Report Claims Lionel Messi Wants Teammate's Barcelona Exit Sped Up After Copa Defeat

Lionel Messi has demanded the club let go of a Aleix Vidal after Espanyol ended the long unbeaten streak on Wednesday night, according to one Spanish …

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Inter Milan send Barcelona Friday ultimatum over Rafinha Alcantara transfer

Italians are offering a loan deal with an option to buy the player on permanent basis in the summer for £31m.<p>Inter Milan are said to have issued an …

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Sergi Roberto and FC Barcelona agree contract renewal through to 2022 | FC Barcelona

<b>FC Barcelona</b> and <b>Sergi Roberto</b> have reached an <b>agreement on a contract renewal</b>, which will keep the player at the Camp Nou through to <b>30 June 2022</b>. His …

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Barcelona aren't invincible after all

Barcelona's 29-match unbeaten run came to an end at their neighbours Espanyol last night. And <i>GQ</i> was there to see it...<p>Espanyol fans skid down the …

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Barcelona lose unbeaten run but no obituaries as Valverde plots return to winning ways

The FC crew rate the latest rumours as the transfer window hots up. A lot can change in 153 days. In fact, a lot can change in three days, as Ernesto …

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Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta delivers positive injury update as Lionel Messi misses training

Spaniard is expected to return to action soon after having missed the last two games due to a calf injury.<p>Luis Suárez and Jordi Alba also sat out the …

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Power Rankings: Barcelona take over on top; PSG climb, Man City fall

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Philippe Coutinho's first moments at the Camp Nou after joining Barcelona. Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde …

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Barcelona's Paulinho Staring Down the Barrel of a Month on the Sidelines With Suspected Foot Injury

Barcelona midfielder Paulinho is reportedly facing the prospect of a month on the sidelines after suffering a foot injury in the club's defeat to …

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LIVE: Espanyol vs Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde's side look to continue the defence of their Copa del Rey title with the first leg of their quarter-final tie - follow it LIVE!<p><b>Click here for Espanyol vs Barcelona!</b>

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Can anyone stop Barcelona from winning La Liga title?

The conclusion of Barcelona’s 2016-17 campaign resulted in the powerhouse club being in a precarious situation.<p>Their archrival, Real Madrid, won the …

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Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona: Oscar Melendo ends Blaugrana's 29-game unbeaten run after Lionel Messi misses penalty in Copa del Rey - 5 talking points

Espanyol midfielder Oscar Melendo struck an 88th minute winner to end Barcelona’s 29-game unbeaten run and stun the Copa del Rey holders on Wednesday.<p>…

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EuroBeat: Lionel Messi misses a penalty as Barcelona lose to Espanyol, PSG run riot

LIONEL Messi missed a penalty and Barcelona conceded late as its 29-match unbeaten streak ended in a 1-0 loss to city rival Espanyol in the first leg …

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A run to be proud of for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona's run of 29 games unbeaten came to an end in their Copa del Rey fixture against Espanyol. The 1-0 defeat at the RCDE Stadium concluded a …

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Inter Make Improved 'Loan With View to £30m Transfer' Bid for Barca Outcast Rafinha

Inter Milan have made a renewed offer for Barcelona outcast Rafinha after they saw their opening £17m bid rejected.<p>La Correire della Sera (h/t …

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Wenger: Sanchez likely to leave for Man United

Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United is close to completion.<p><b>[ VIDEO:</b> <b>Premier League highlights</b> <b>]</b><p>Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that …

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Manchester United 'in talks with Barcelona star Aleix Vidal' after growing unhappy at lack of action at Nou Camp

Aleix Vidal could be set to move to the Premier League after the Barcelona star's agent began talks with clubs in Manchester and Liverpool.<p>The …

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Valverde and players confident of second leg turnaround

<b>FC Barcelona</b> manager <b>Ernesto Valverde</b> spoke to the press following a disappointing night in <b>Cornellà</b>. But that was just the first leg and he hopes to …

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Barça squad named for Espanyol

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The <i>Blaugrana</i> travel across town for a local Derby against Espanyol in the first leg of the <i>Copa del Rey</i> …

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Soccer: Suarez back to his lethal best after hitting Barca nadir

MADRID (Reuters) - Since the start of the season La Liga leaders Barcelona have been flying, but the same is not true for striker Luis Suarez.<p>With three goals in his first 14 games, Suarez was in his worst form for the club, one of the few players in Ernesto Valverde's side who was struggling as …

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Espanyol vs. Barcelona: 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey Leg 1 Live Stream, TV Info

Espanyol will host Catalan rivals Barcelona in the first leg of the 2018 Copa del Rey quarter-final at the RCDE Stadium on Wednesday. The two are separated by 13 places in La Liga's standings, and leaders Barca won the last meeting 5-0 at the Camp Nou back in September.<p>The Blaugrana have also won …

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La Liga: Smooth sailing for Barcelona as Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid continue to struggle at halfway point - Firstpost

Back in August, Real Madrid overwhelmed their arch-rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup, winning 5-1 on aggregate. Real's sheer dominance was so …

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Nineteen proves unlucky for disengaged Real Madrid as fatalism takes hold

Zinedine Zidane’s side have already dropped more points than in the whole of last season and they are 19 points behind Barcelona after Villarreal won at the Bernabéu for the first time – at their 19th attempt<p>Sergio Busquets probably felt like hiding behind his hands. “The ghosts appeared,” he said. …

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Jordi Alba Trolls Real Madrid After Barcelona's Remarkable Comeback Against Real Sociedad

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has rubbed salt into the wounds of Real Madrid fans, after the Catalans' victory over Real Sociedad coupled with Los …

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Report Claims Neymar Owes Barca €100m Compensation Over Broken Contract Agreement

Neymar may have to pay Barcelona a whopping €100m after the Paris Saint-Germain star allegedly broke an agreement over his earnings whilst playing in …

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Liverpool vs. Man City lived up to hype, Real in free-fall, Wenger woe

Not every game lives up the hype, especially the incessant, percussive kind where commentators and pundits go out of their way to regularly remind …

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I feared Chiellini bite would derail Barcelona transfer, reveals Suarez

Luis Suarez was worried his move from Liverpool to Barcelona would not materialise after he bit Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Video: Luis Suarez stuns Real Sociedad with incredible curler

Things were going just swell for Real Sociedad during the first half against Spanish giants Barcelona, but the match has drastically changed since …

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Footy Power Rankings: Barcelona vaults humbled Manchester City

<i>Taking into consideration recent domestic and continental results, along with underlying stats, we try to figure out which clubs are among Europe's</i> …

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Valverde betters Guardiola's streak and sets sights on Luis Enrique's record

Mina can be for Pique what Coutinho can be for Iniesta<p>The start of Ernesto Valverde's <b>Barcelona</b> career may not have gone well but since then it could …

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Guillem Balague column: Ernesto Valverde the hero at Barcelona as Zinedine Zidane shows weakness

Spanish Football Expert & Columnist @GuillemBalague<p>Guillem Balague column: Ernesto Valverde the hero at Barcelona as Zinedine Zidane shows …

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